Antioxidant, anti inflammatory, high in zinc, selenium, calcium
2 tbsp sunflower seeds
1-2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
4 Brazil or 8 Almonds
10g maca powder
1 tbsp Carob or Cocoa Powder
2 – 3 tbsp of quinoa flakes
1 tbsp Flax Seeds or milled.
20g Goji berries.
Plant Milk & Fruit
DIRECTIONS Add all ingredients to nutri bullet/ninja. Mix to a rough or fine mill. You can choose popped quinoa instead of flakes and add in afterwards for texture. You can also slice up some nuts separate to add in afterward for an extra crunch.
Fruit – If you are watching blood sugars choose fruits with lowest glycemic load. Apples and kiwis are the choice for this dish chopped into chunky bite sizes. Cherries, grapes and organic berries are also good. Pour the mixed cereal over chopped bowl and add plant milk. 2
Where do I begin with such a nutrient packed recipe. I have been eating this breakfast in different varieties for over a decade. It more than meets your requirements for Zinc, Selenium, copper benefiting the immune system. It also contains a good contribution in daily calcium needs. It contains unsaturated fat and omega 3, benefiting cholesterol. It is rich in antioxidants and so improves inflammatory conditions. Its High protein and fat content, not only tastes great, it also keeps you satisfied until lunch.
If you have trouble with malabsorption and poor digestion. Let the cereal soak in milk for up to one hour. It will thicken with the flax seed and activate enzymes of seeds and nuts allowing for easier digestion. In winter months you can heat the milk with off the boil water.
Cocoa is high in histamine. If you are on a low histamine diet, carob is a better choice. If you are on a low oxalate diet, take out the nuts and quinoa flakes. Soaking & boiling can reduce oxalates in seeds, nuts & quinoa by up to 80%. This is possible but would make the recipe more like a pudding see sunflower seed pudding recipe here.